Human Development

Course Details

Course Number: COUN 2023  Section Number: X

Fall 2011

Location: Off-Campus

Days & Times:

Online



Course Attachments

Class Schedule  Assignment Schedule_fall2011-20120404-141315.docx

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Suzanne F. Lindt   
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Course Objectives

Students will be able to:

NAEYC

1. Understand the major theories of children's physical, cognitive, social, moral, and emotional development.

1a, 1b, 3b, 5a, 5c

2. Understand genetic and prenatal influences on human development.

1a, 1b

3. Recognize normal and abnormal developmental patterns.

1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c

4. Understand the role of stress on development.

5a, 5c

5. Understand the influence of family and culture in human development.

 1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c

 6. Understand the contribution of heredity and environment to development.

1a, 1b, 5a, 5c

 7. Develop an understanding of human growth and development and the changes that occur from infancy to young adulthood.

1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c

8. Identify and accommodate for factors that impact learning.

1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c

9.  Develop an understanding of the development and maintenance of a healthy self-concept.

1a, 1b, 5a, 5c

10. Develop an understanding of one's own development and how that process impacts one's approach to children and adolescents.

1a, 1b

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Course Expectations

 

 

 

 

Due Dates

Points Possible

Quizzes: You will have a total of five quizzes to take throughout the course that will be worth 50 points each.  Your lowest quiz score will be dropped.  The quizzes will be available to take at the beginning of the semester, but will be unavailable on Monday of the next week.

9/11 (Wk 3)

10/2 (Wk 6)

10/23 (Wk 9)

11/13 (Wk 12)

12/4 (Wk 15)

200

 

Project: Middle Childhood (150 points)

11/13 (Wk 12)

150

Papers: Infancy and Toddlerhood (200 points) and Observation (150 points)

10/2 (Wk 6)

12/7 (Wk 16)

350

Discussion Questions: Because this is an internet course, participation in discussions will make up a large part of your course grade.  There will be 7 discussion questions posted for 10 points each.  The additional participation points will be received through your reply to classmates' discussion postings.

9/4 (Wk 2)

9/25 (Wk 5)

10/16 (Wk 8)

10/30 (Wk 10)

11/6 (Wk 11)

11/20 (Wk 13)

12/4 (Wk 15)

140

 

Activities: You will have four activities to complete worth 40 points each.  They will involve completing an activity assigned for the week and writing a brief essay about it.

9/11 (Wk 3)

9/18 (Wk 4)

10/9 (Wk 7)

10/23 (Wk 9)

160


Grading Standards

A

900 - 1000

B

800 - 899

C

700 - 799

D

600 - 699

F

BELOW 600

 

 


Submission Format Policy

Submission of Assignments: All assignments must be submitted to the assignment page for this course on WebCT. A minimum of 5 points will be deducted per day late. 



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Assignments are expected to be turned in by the due date. Discussion question responses must be submitted by the Wednesday of the week due.  All other assignments must be submitted by Sunday of the week due. Ten percent will be deducted per day late, and any assignment submitted more than two weeks late will receive no more than 50% of the possible points. Arrangements must be made at least two days in advance for any exceptions to be given.  Note: Quizzes will not be able to be taken after Sunday at 11:59pm of the week due.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

None - Online Course


Other Policies
Written work– Should be completed in a professional style.  Using correct spelling and grammar are important writing skills you must know well because your students will learn from you. Therefore, most written assignments will have 10%  - 20% of the grade based on spelling and grammar. Expectations are for quality work.  Unacceptable work may be returned to the student for correction and resubmission. 

 

Adhering to professional ethics – When using professional sources in your writing, please cite sources you have used or ideas you have adapted when completing assignments.  Use of copyrighted materials must adhere to legal and ethical guidelines.  If part of an assignment is submitted for credit in more than one course, both professors must pre-approve this dual credit and the dual use should be referenced clearly on both assignments.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act:The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities.  Students with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.

 

Plagiarism Statement: "By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a 'limited right' in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The 'limited right' shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes." from Student Handbook

 

Submission of Assignments: All written assignments must be submitted to the assignment page for this course on WebCT. The only exception is if I ask you to correct and resubmit an assignment. For that one assignment, you will attach the revised document and send it as an e-mail attachment.

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties: Assignments are expected to be turned in by the due date. Five points will be deducted per date late, any assignment submitted more than two weeks late will receive no more than 50% of the possible points. Arrangements must be made at least two days in advance for any exceptions to be given.

 

Cell phones: Please silence all cell phones and put them away.  Students who are texting in class may be asked to leave.  If you must answer your phone, please get up and leave the class.  You will be responsible for missing class.

 

 

Inclement Weather: In case of inclement weather, the instructor will post an announcement regarding the status of the class through email. Students are also encouraged to call the department if they have no immediate access to the Internet.

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.